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Interfaith leaders in the US declare Nigeria a ticking time bomb

By Sam Eyoboka UNITED States-based Interfaith leaders, after a fact-finding mission to Northern Nigeria which has been under sectarian attacks, yesterday declared Nigeria a ticking time bomb which may soon become the most dangerous place on the planet. ‘Does anyone give a damn about the innocents dying every day in West Africa? If so, it’s […]

Buhari: Rights of individuals must give way to national security

By Martins Odeh/Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has said the rights of individuals in the society must always take a second place where national security and public interests are threatened. President Buhari said this today while declaring open the 58th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja. The conference has as its […]

EU writes Buhari, urges him to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy

The European Union(EU) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy and unify its people, in line with the 2019 Abuja Peace Accord. The EU made the plea in a letter formally congratulating President Buhari on his re-election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The union expressed its willingness to work […]

EU offers Niger $635m to block migrants

African migrants,using Agadez in Niger as gateway to Libya and then Europe via the perilous Mediterranean sea route, are in for a rough time in the country. This is because the European Union has offered 610 million euros ($635 million) to Niger to block their passage. The bloc, anxious to curb immigration after some 1.4 […]

EU pledges $80m aid to Barrow’s Gambia

The European Union pledged 75 million euros ($80 million) on Thursday to the Republic of The Gambia’s new government, two years after suspending aid due to human rights abuses by former President Yahya Jammeh. The EU froze 33 million euros in aid to Gambia, one of the world’s poorest countries, after Jammeh’s government introduced a […]

Edo 2020 Governorship tussle gets EU’s attention

By Deborah Coker Mr Ketil Karlsen, European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, has urged politicians to show restraints in their quest for power. Karlsen gave the advice on Thursday in Benin during a visit to Chief Dan Orbih, state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and leaders of the party. He also appealed for peace […]

Imo Governorship: Uzodinma asks Supreme Court to dismiss Ihedioha’s motion

By Ebere Agozie Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss an application filed by former governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha. Ihedioha had filed an appeal seeking judicial review of the apex court’s judgement which had on January 14, 2020, ordered his removal from office. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Obasanjo, others call for unity among Nigerians as FEPSAN boss Etuh buries wife

By Emmanuel Afonne Former Nigeria’s President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to always see themselves as agents of unity as the country navigates the security challenges troubling it. Obasanjo made the call at the Family Worship Centre (FWC) Abuja during the funeral service for Mrs Jennifer Etuh, wife of Mr Thomas Etuh, Chairman, […]

Loss of family values cause of Nigeria’s security challenges – Pastor Adefarasin

By Emmanuel Afonne The Senior Pastor, Kingdom Lifeline Ministry (KLAM), Michael Adefarasin, has blamed the current security and social challenges facing the country on loss of family values. Adefarasin said this in Abuja on Saturday, at a three-day programme tagged: “Fight for your family” organised by Lifeline Family Institute, to highlight the importance of family […]

President Buhari condoles with NAF on air accident

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Nigerian Air Force on the air accident which involved two fighter jets in the fleet in Abuja on Friday. President Buhari’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday. The […]

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